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Rodney Parade (ATT 3,757) 18th February 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Newport Newport County AFC vs Oxford United Oxford Utd

Newport 3

R Howe (45+2)
R Burge (71)
C Zebroski (83)

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Oxford Utd 2

J Constable (14)
A Potter (88)

Oxford suffer Exiles reverse

Last Updated: 19/02/14 11:42am

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Lee Minshull: Celebrates his goal

Lee Minshull: Celebrates his goal

Newport came from a goal behind to beat promotion-chasing Oxford 3-2 at Rodney Parade.

James Constable had given Oxford a first-half lead but goals from Rene Howe, Ryan Burge and Chris Zebroski gave County their first win since Boxing Day.

It moves Justin Edinburgh's side to within six points of the League Two play-off spots with three games in hand over seventh-placed Southend.

Constable had given the visitors the advantage in the 14th minute when he smashed a left-foot shot past Elliot Parish after a superb ball from Dave Kitson.

The home side had to wait until the second minute of first-half injury-time to draw level when Howe deflected in Lee Minshull's long-range shot for a goal on his home debut.

Burge then gave County the lead with a stunning free-kick after 70 minutes before a defensive mix-up allowed Zebroski to grab the home side's third.

Substitute Alfie Potter scored for Oxford in the 87th minute but Edinburgh's side held on for a vital win.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 45 91
2 Shrewsbury Town 45 89
3 Southend United 45 84
4 Bury 45 82
5 Wycombe Wanderers 45 81
6 Stevenage 45 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 45 68
8 Luton Town 45 65
9 Newport County AFC 45 65
10 Northampton Town 45 61
11 Exeter City 45 61
12 Morecambe 45 60
13 Dagenham & Redbridge 45 59
14 Oxford United 45 58
15 AFC Wimbledon 45 57
16 Portsmouth 45 56
17 Accrington Stanley 45 53
18 Cambridge United 45 51
19 York City 45 51
20 Carlisle United 45 49
21 Mansfield Town 45 48
22 Hartlepool United 45 44
23 Cheltenham Town 45 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 45 39

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